Itinerant Museum of Alphonsian Places
Itinerant Museum of Alphonsian Places
Ticket office hours

From tuesday to sunday
9.30-13.00 / 15.30-20.00

Monday Closed

Where we are

Via Roma
next to the Cathedral

How to reach us

Contact Us
+39 380 3447661

Two routes: a path of contemplation and a glimpse of sumptuous beauty, through the places where Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori lived and worked, amidst architectural wonders and works of art.
The Holy Bishop: life and works of Saint Alfonso Maria de Liguori

A route that links together places that bear witness to the presence, life and preaching of the Neapolitan Saint here in Sant’Agata, starting from the Diocesan Museum, a small 16th-century church now used as a museum and enriched with artistic testimonies, which introduces us to the context in which the Holy Bishop worked during his years here in the village.

A walk through the Alphonsian borough
From Romanesque to Baroque: the history of the city through the encounter of its most important architecture. From the Church of San Menna with the oldest mosaic pavement of its kind in southern Italy, to the Cathedral of Romanesque origins, which was then completely restructured in Baroque style during the 18th century but still retains traces of a distant past.
Some of the works that can be admired during the walk, following the two routes.
Events & Initiatives

Saint Alfonso Maria de Liguori

Born in Naples on 27 September 1696, he was a bishop, composer, author of literary and theological works and famous melodies.

He had St. John Joseph of the Cross as his spiritual father and confessor.

When he was only 12 years old, he enrolled at the University of Naples and four years later obtained a doctorate in civil and canon law, after taking an exam with the philosopher and historian Giambattista Vico.

In 1732, at the age of 36, he founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. In 1762 Pope Clement XIII wanted him to be Bishop of the diocese of Sant’Agata de’ Goti.

Beatified in 1816, he was proclaimed a saint by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839.


Pope Clement XIII appointed him bishop of the diocese of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, today the diocese of Sant’Agata de’ Goti – Cerreto Sannita – Telese Terme

Doctor of the Church

Pope Pius IX proclaimed him Doctor of the Church in 1871 only 84 years after his death


Composer of several works, including Quanno nascette Ninno, the Christmas carol from which “Tu scendi dalle stelle” was derived


He was the author of over 100 theological, apologetic and ascetic works. Among them the well-known Theologia Moralis

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